The Bowl season is unpredictable, but we can with absolute certainty predict one thing after Texas' 28-21 win over Georgia's No. 5 Allstate Sugar Bowl: the Longhorns will be one of the most prominent teams the 2019 season. Without a doubt, the third year of coach Tom Herman will have aspirations in the playoffs. All in all, the 10-4 wins have outperformed some players this season. This will no longer be the case for a program that wants to finally consider itself, you know, "back".
But this hype can wait. He has eight months to percolate. For now, this is the first season of 10 wins for Texas since 2009, almost 10 years ago. It was a completely dominating effort even though the final score did not reflect that. Again, this is clearly on the mark for the Horns, who have won seven games this season by possession – more than any other team in the country, by ESPN Stats and Info – and have lost three more by less than A touchdown. .
Quarterback Sam Ehlinger finished his sophomore season with three decisive touchdowns, putting him 16 goals in total for the year. This is more than any other quarter in the history of the program. He also finished the match with 260 yards of offense and will no doubt participate in the conversation between Heisman and next season.
As for Georgia, the Kirby Smart team has no longer had the time to try to make a comeback after digging a hole in the first half. The Bulldogs had no answer for the Texas blitz and quarterback Jake Fromm was under duress most of the night. Georgia finished with just 4.44 yards per game and had three out of 11 orders that were successful. People can say what they want from the Bulldogs and if they were part of the playoffs, but in reality, it was probably a very good group, ranked in the top five, who just did not do enough in regular season to be selected. among the last four. These gaps were also exposed tonight.
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